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quinella

[ kee-nel-uh, kwi- ]

noun

  1. a type of bet, especially on horse races, in which the bettor, in order to win, must select the first- and second-place finishers without specifying their order of finishing.
  2. a race in which such bets are made.


quinella

/ kwɪˈnɛlə /

noun

  1. a form of betting on a horse race in which the punter bets on selecting the first and second place-winners in any order


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Word History and Origins

Origin of quinella1

An Americanism first recorded in 1940–45; from Spanish quiniela, equivalent to quin(a) (from French quine keno ) + -iela noun suffix

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Word History and Origins

Origin of quinella1

from American Spanish quiniela a game of chance

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